The past couple of weeks have included a tectonic amount of personal upheaval in the life of yours truly. As a result, I've fallen behind on my weekly check-in. Never fear, I've been keeping track and I've got the highlights for you.
Of course, all of this would have been much more timely if I'd actually hit the publish button last night when I finished writing it. Alas, exhaustion trumps timeliness.
Let's hit it.
BORN TO RUN
- the family gave me Bruce Springsteen's autobiography for my birthday back in September. I finally got around to reading it last week and I can't believe it took me so long. From his childhood days in Freehold, New Jersey to sharing the stage with a Beatle and a Stone, nobody could write the Boss' life story like the man himself. His prose is as poetic as his lyrics. He's as good a storyteller on the written page as on any recording. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
- the first foray into the Potter-verse not featuring Harry was a real treat. Knowing the basic parameters of what to expect but with no novel as a roadmap, the movie was a twisty turny delight. Eddie Redmayne continues to captivate every time he's on a big screen. For fans and non-fans alike.
SAVAGE WOLVERINE: KILL ISLAND
- I have a love/hate relationship with Wolverine. The character has appeared so much and so badly for the last 25 years, it's hard to root for him anymore. However, sometimes a creative team captures what makes the character great. Such was a the case in the first TPB collection of the Savage Wolverine title. Sending Wolverine to the Savage Land isn't new. Teaming him with a "damsel NOT in distress" Shanna to take on an Elder God...now that was new. Nice work by Frank Cho.